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Racing starts tonight at 2010 Delta Lloyd Regatta including RS:X windsurfing

Racing starts tonight in Medemblik, Netherlands at the 2010 Delta Lloyd Regatta. Racing runs over five days with medal races scheduled for Sunday. This is the fifth event in the ISAF Sailing World Cup for Olympic class sailors with an entry list featuring numerous World Champions and Olympic medallists. Organisers are reporting record entries in all classes with just two years before the 2012 Olympic Games. New Zealand has a team of seven sailors competing in four events. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke – 49er, Steph Hazard, Jenna Hansen and Sam Osborne – Women’s Match Racing, Jon-Paul Tobin – Men’s RS:X, Natalia Kosinska – Women’s RS:X

2010 RS:X & Techno 293 European Windsurfing Team Racing Championships - NZ lying 4th

Argentina and Italy are on equal points in the lead at the RS:X European Windsurfing Team Racing Championships at the end of the second day in Mondello, Sicily. Over in the Techno 293 championships it is the unbeaten French Team who are dominating the competition. These champinships are part of the 25th edition of the World Festival on The Beach.

J P Tobin : Nice videos, and check out his blog site for more

Kohimarama - Great Barrier Island, March 04, 2010, Auckland, New Zealand, Total Distance : 108 km, Average Speed : 36.0 km/h, Max Speed : 50.6 km/h, Wind Speed : S/W @ 20 - 34 knots, Duration : 180 min

National Championships - J P Tobin reports

Result : 2nd. Great conditions for day one of the 2010 National's if you wanted to go fishing!!!...fortunately the Dutch team were organised enough to kit their coach boat out with a couple of lines so fishing it was, despite the complete lack of breeze one race was completed (3rd) and one fish was caught...and released.

Winners decided at Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland

With over 150 competitors from 15 different countries it has been a fantastic regatta with a lot of camaraderie and superb sailing! Tom Ashley, J P Tobin and Kate Ellingham feature in results for the RS:X classes.

Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland 2010

In the Men’s RS:X fleet our most recent Olympic sailing champion, Tom Ashley is back on the water, this his first regatta after only recently returning to an intensive training schedule after a well deserved breather.

J P Tobin - profiled in NZ Herald

P Tobin started boardsailing as a 7-year-old and his dream is an Olympic podium finish - hopefully in London in 2012. JP Tobin wants to retain his national title in Manly next month and prepare for the worlds in August. Veteran boardsailor JP Tobin has had more than his fair share of disappointment in his sporting career. Despite twice being ranked No 1 in the world, Tobin's Olympic dream remains unfulfilled after twice watching four years of hard work go down the gurgler as he failed to meet the qualifying standard for the Games.

RS:X / Techno News

Olliver GunmanThursday 4th December brought together some of NZ best sailors to promote windsurfing as a sport and to officially launch the six new Techno boards destined for Tauranga. They are courtesy of the Bay of Plenty Sailing Academy and funded by TECT. At $5800 apiece fully kitted out, the boards aren't cheap but spokesman Stuart Pedersen is adamant they'll be a great investment for the sport's future. "Getting these boards is huge - they'll provide a pathway from learning to windsurf through to getting into serious racing without having to commit to buying your own gear," Pedersen said.

J P Tobin shows that Tom Ashley is not in a class of his own, winning RS:X Champs

JP Tobin has won the New Zealand RS:X Boardsailing National Championship held at manly, north of Auckland, beating 2008 World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist, Tom Ashley. The regatta was held as part of the NZ Boardsailing Championships covering four classes and over 50 competitors from six countries.

Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland concludes, 2nd/2nd in RS:X windsurfing

Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland concluded today with the international sailors coming home with gold in the hotly contested Women’s Laser Radial, Tornado, Women’s and Men’s RS:X classes.
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